navigator.cookieEnabled returns a Boolean value that indicates whether cookies are enabled or not. The property is read-only.


var cookieEnabled = navigator.cookieEnabled;
  • cookieEnabled is a Boolean: true or false.


if (!navigator.cookieEnabled) { 
  // The browser does not support or is blocking cookies from being set.


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Navigator.cookieEnabled' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 59 (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier)[1] (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 59 59 (Yes) 1.0 (1.0)[1] ? ? ?

[1] Prior to Gecko 8.0 (Firefox 8.0 / Thunderbird 8.0 / SeaMonkey 2.5), navigator.cookieEnabled would report the wrong result if a site exception was in place for the page on which the check was performed. This has been fixed.

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